Thursday, June 19, 2014

Chopped Green Goddess Salad

Today’s meal (from A Pinch of Yum) is the greenest meal I’ve ever had. It’s almost monochromatic beauty (did I mention green is my favorite color?) is only topped by its delicious taste. Can you believe it’s good for you to boot? Actually, it’s made of stuff that’s naturally green so you probably assumed it was healthy. If you truly want to make it a detox salad, you can remove the feta and top it with lemon and olive oil. I made one modification (eliminating the jalapeño pepper) based on my personal taste preferences. The original recipe is here.

Chopped Green Goddess Salad (Serves 4)

Salad Ingredients
4 cups spinach
1-2 cups pea shoots
½ cup feta cheese
½ cup almonds, crushed or chopped
1 avocado, cut into chunks

Green Goddess Dressing
⅔ cup Greek yogurt
Juice from 1 lime
¼ cup olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon agave nectar
½ teaspoon minced garlic
½ cup packed cilantro
2 scallions

Puree all the dressing ingredients together, adding the cilantro last and stopping when the texture feels right to you. Toss the salad ingredients together with dressing; serve immediately.

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